Dublin in a Day: Book of Kells, Guinness, Distillery & Castle

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Experience the best of Dublin in one day and hear how it grew from a Viking port into one of the friendliest cities in the world. And seeing as Dublin is home to some of the world's most unrivaled drinks, you'll visit a craft whiskey distillery in the famous Golden Triangle before heading to the Guinness Storehouse. Step inside Trinty College and visit the Long Room where Ireland's greatest cultural treasure is housed. See the utterly astounding craftsmanship on every page of the lavishly decorated manuscript. Step inside St Patricks Cathedral, founded in the 11th century in honor of Ireland's most loved saint himself!

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Walks - Ireland

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Stop At: Molly Malone Statue

We'll begin our dating meeting at the Molly Malone statue. Your guide will share the story of this curious character before entering the grounds of the historic Trinity College.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Trinity College Dublin

The iconic Trinity College Dublin is steeped in history and culture. Founded by Queen Elizabeth I in 1592, it is the oldest university in Ireland and one of the oldest in Europe. Trinity College attracts students from all over the world who come to study in its prestigious and renowned academic environment. The campus is home to a wealth of landmarks, including the iconic Campanile bell tower, bustling college lawns, beautiful cobbled streets and historic buildings.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Book of Kells and the Old Library Exhibition

The Book of Kells is a breathtaking illuminated manuscript from the 9th century AD, featuring complex artwork and intricate Celtic knotwork. It contains four gospels written in Latin, along with various other texts and artworks. The book is decorated with vibrant colors such as purple, green and yellow, all derived from natural elements like plants, insects, and minerals. The intricate knotwork featured in the book is impressive, with interlaced figures forming images of animals, mythical creatures, and abstract shapes. The Book of Kells is truly a marvel to behold and has been rightly hailed as one of the greatest works of art from medieval times.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Ha'penny Bridge

As you explore Dublin's historic city center, you'll pass by the Ha'Penny Bridge and River Liffey.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Temple Bar

As we make our way from Trinity College to Dublin Castle, we'll walk through the iconic Temple Bar area of Dublin.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Dublin Castle

We will visit the grounds of Dublin Castle, a magnificent landmark in the heart of Dublin's historic city centre. Brimming with a stunning array of architecture and lush gardens, this medieval fortress offers a unique experience for all visitors. Built in 1204 on the orders of King John, it served as the seat of English rule in Ireland for centuries, providing an insight into Ireland's tumultuous history. Over the years, Dublin Castle has also been home to several important state events and receptions, including visits from monarchs and presidents.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Saint Patrick's Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral is a breathtakingly beautiful building located in the heart of Dublin, Ireland. Standing impressively tall and built primarily from limestone, it is one of Dublin's most iconic monuments. Dating back to 1191, St. Patrick’s has survived centuries of change to become one of the city’s biggest attractions. Inside, visitors can explore its many architectural wonders, such as the ornate stone carvings and decorated stained glass windows. The cathedral also serves as a spiritual centre for Dubliners, with regular services held within its walls.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: The Liberties

We will stop for a break for lunch in The Liberties neighbourhood in Dublin before heading to the Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Teeling Whiskey Distillery

Learn about Irish Whiskey in the Teeling Whiskey Distillery, right in the heart of Dublin. With its stunning Victorian architecture, the distillery stands as a beacon of modern Irish whiskey innovation and craftsmanship. Tour the facility and learn about the history of Irish whiskey making, from traditional production techniques to cutting-edge technology used by Teeling’s today. Try the award-winning whiskey in the tasting room and discover new flavors as you savor each sip.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Guinness Storehouse

The Guinness Storehouse is the ultimate destination for Dublin visitors. Located in St James's Gate, Dublin, this iconic brewery has been lovingly restored to its former glory and stands as a tribute to Arthur Guinness and his famous creation. Enjoy an interactive journey through the history of Ireland’s favorite stout and uncover the technique behind pouring the perfect pint of Guinness. After learning about the brewing process, make your way up to the Gravity Bar at the top of this famous building where you'll enjoy stunning panoramic views of Dublin and a pint of the black stuff.

Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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